August 21st, 2018

RPGaDay in August - August 21st: Which Dice Mechanic Appeals to You?

We continue on with #RPGaDay in August.



Day 21 - Which dice mechanic appeals to you?

There are two dice mechanics that appeal to me these days. I rather like d6 dice pool systems to be honest, as they're easy to deal with and require just some basic math (which keeps the mind sharp). The two systems I'm think of at the moment are the ones found in the Coriolis - The Third Horizon RPG and the Capharnaum - The Tales of the Dragon-Marked RPG. What's neat about both of these games is the tweaks and sub-systems that are added on to the basic d6 mechanic as both optional and non-optional rules.

The second mechanic set that I really like is the d20 and 2d20 mechanics for the Torg Eternity and John Carter of Mars - The Roleplaying Game systems, respectively. Both of the systems use a very basic mechanic using the 20-sided die, but again add sub-systems that really make the two games shine.

That's my answer for today.